You must take steps to save your images for the future. Will the family photos you took be around for your children and even your grandchildren? Below from SaveMyMemories.org with some comments.
Now, without delay, Protect your Pictures
If you have all of your digital photos stored on your computer but have yet to do anything else with them, take steps to protect them right away. Make prints, copy to CDs or DVDs, a second hard drive, or upload them to an online service for storage.
Then, Get Organized
Whether you use a photo software program or create your own system based on folders and file names, your digital photos need to be organized in a way that lets you find them when you want them; Learn more here. You will also want to create a place or use a method that will help you to locate them easily and quickly so as to be sure not to lose them.
And then as they say Stay Informed as technology changes
Watch the industry for technology developments, always use proven technology and products based on well-established standards for equipment and media, including CDs or DVDs and the like.
Though I would say, they contradict it in the next statement, as you can’t jump on each new thing, you need something that will stand the test of time.
And finally, Stick To It
Use the information on this website to develop a system that will personally work for you – and stick to it! Taking care of your life’s memories is an important and ongoing task, and not just a one time project.